Are you thinking about selling your business but don’t know where to start?
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or accelerate your business, our dedicated team of experienced advisers can help.
Evolution Capital is not a broker: it is a premium advisory firm offering a range of fully-integrated services for TMT firms. We will hold your hand throughout the process, from the initial stages of a deal right through to completion and often beyond.
Everything you need to buy, sell or accelerate your business.
Our buy and build process
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell.
Total transaction management and a unique offering to your sector: a genuine gateway to maximising value.
Our Buy & Build Strategic Advice process can be broken down into five key stages:
Stage 1 - Analyse
We carry out a comprehensive strategic review to support informed advice on how to enhance value and effectively realise business and shareholder objectives over an appropriate timescale.
- Comprehensive business review.
- Valuation and transaction readiness.
- Landscape and advice on a market we know.
- Strategic planning and funding relationships.
- Full funding and M&A transaction preparation.
|Detailed elements of business review||Included|
|Customers and contracts|
|SWOT and TOWS analysis|
|Objective and informed indicative valuations|
|Full exit readiness assessment, including tax advice|
|Value enhancement strategies|
|Issue recommendations and trouble-shooting|
|Complete transaction planning|
|Information platform and data room build|
|Premium advice on achieving objectives|
Stage 2 - Prepare
Depending on the findings and advice arising from our strategic review, we agree with you a stage 2 strategic plan for value enhancement and successful exit.
- Full project plan and timetable, to be agreed with you.
- Any issues that have arisen in stage 1 will be discussed and managed.
- A series of transaction documents to help promote your business to potential buyers.
- A comprehensive platform and data room to ease information sharing.
Information memorandum sample output
Stage 3 - Funding
We prepare the business plan and financial projections specifically designed for funders and introduce equity/debt funders, whilst providing a full negotiation and management service:
- Get funding-ready with full preparation.
- Top quality business plan and projections.
- Introduction to most suitable funders.
- Negotiation of best possible terms.
- Full transaction management.
Selected funder relationships
Stage 4 - Acquire/Merge
We provide highly targeted introductions to qualified value-enhancing targets. Our negotiation techniques result in the improvement of offer terms and de-gearing of risks.
- We know your market.
- We understand strategy, value and valuations.
- We know how to identify the best targets.
- We know how to run an efficient process.
- We know how to enhance value.
Our research and advisory teams will find the best acquisition
Stage 5 - Execution
We provide premium advice for each and every transaction to completion with full hands-on project management through each transaction process:
- Total transaction management
- We expertly lead the transaction process.
- Preparation is foundation to success.
- Work with solicitors on legal documents.
- Focus on a swift and successful completion.
Comprehensive reviews and analysis
- Our passion for full preparation and detail helps to ensure transactions are smooth and efficient.
- Some competitors provide only limited assistance at this stage.
- We work with your solicitors to obtain the best possible results for you upon completion and beyond.
- We are able to introduce you to appropriate solicitors.
Total transaction management
- Formal process leading regular all-party calls on transactions.
- We are proactive in speedily resolving any issues.
- Our focus is always on achieving success and maximising value.
Our Results & Case Studies
John started Icom with the help of his wife in 1990, using their family home in Kent as their office. This was Donoghue’s first foray into the world of entrepreneurialism, stepping away from his job with Bailey Telecom.Learn more
Evolution Capital, the leading mid-market corporate finance boutique specialising in bespoke advice for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) market, is delighted to announce it advised on the sale of telecoms business Between the Lines Communication to Arrow Communications.Learn more
Evolution Capital is delighted to announce its strategic review and three-year M&A, funding and advisory programme of London-based MSP Ridgewall has resulted in an investment in the business by leading private equity firm Inflexion.Learn more
Our Client Testimonials
I am happy to say that Evolution Capital delivered great value to the shareholders in selling Equitalk to XFone Inc. last year.
MD of Equitalk
We retained Evolution Capital to find acquisitions and have now completed our first successful transaction through them.
MD of Callagenix
We were the very first sponsor of Evolution Capitals Maximum Exit programme and found it a great way of uncovering acquisition targets.
Former CEO of Legend Communications Plc
We are delighted with the number of valid research opportunities that Evolution Capital has given us
CEO of Pace Telecom
Thanks to help from Evolution Capital, who provided us with the strategic advice we needed, we were able to evaluate a number of options, and are now well placed to develop our business to maximise our profit potential.
Managing Director of Axis Telecom
I put great value on Evolution Capital's team professionalism and advice, and in particular found the networking opportunities of great benefit to Club Communications.
MD of Club Communications Ltd
We appointed Evolution to manage the sale of XaL, which I am please to say they accomplished in a professional and timely manner.
MD of XaL (Billing Online Ltd)
Evolution Capital completed successful and timely fundraising for my business.
MD of Patherfinder Telecom Ltd
I have been continually appreciative of Evolution Capital’s help and strategic advice which has always been provided in a highly professional manner.
MD of Inweb
The help and support that we received from Evolution Capital and Nigel Cook in particular was invaluable in completing an acquisition that had its share of challenges. I would certainly be happy to recommend their services.
MD of Hobbs Parker 2000
Evolution were able to identify a buyer and complete the sale of my business in the very short timescale that I set them.
MD of Modus Telecom Ltd